Winter Wonderland – Good or Bad?

Our weather dude says we can expect some snow overnight.

Growing up on the western side of Washington state, we would receive snow. Some years quite a bit, other years, nothing.

When we decided we were relocating to the southeast of the United States, all we imagined was heat and humidity. Our first Christmas here, we were sitting on our deck in our shorts and tank tops. A dead give away that we were outsiders—Yankees. The high 60s – to 70s was summer to us.

Now, anything below 50 is cold to us. I haven’t quite purchased a parka—in fact I haven’t purchased a winter coat in about 10 years, but I am now able to wear long sleeve shirts and sweaters.

Georgia Snow

Georgia Snow

Anyway, we were a bit surprised to learn that it does get cold in the south. The temperature will actually drop to the single digits, and snow can actually accumulate to more than just a dusting.

Georgia Snow

Georgia Snow

I love snow. It’s beautiful and serene. I love looking at a landscape not defiled by a bunch of footprints—just the newly fallen snow.

I know that people living in the northernmost regions are sick of snow. They receive what the rest of us don’t. I’m pretty sure that if we lived in a snow prone area, it wouldn’t be all that serene.

So, tonight, I shall wear my pajama pants inside out – I believe this is a southern tradition/superstition that will encourage the snow fairy to drop some snow on us? Or maybe it is a superstition I have never heard of until we moved here. I will get up early to see what we may have received before it melts, and I will marvel at its beauty.

For a few moments, I will revisit that childhood excitement of the first snowfall of the year. However, I will be doing it from the warmth of the indoors—with my coffee.

Hoping you find something beautiful today.

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About April

I'll come back to this when I find out who I really am. I've been through some extremely rough patches but they have made me a better person. I blog if my brain is functioning first thing in the morning.
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11 Responses to Winter Wonderland – Good or Bad?

  1. suzjones says:

    Wow! If you aren’t used to snow you will find it beautiful. (I know I do lol).
    Hope you don’t get too cold April.

    • April says:

      I will stay warm! 🙂

      • mewhoami says:

        Ah warmth…Aren’t blankets and heaters wonderful? We’re at a frigid 9 degrees today.

        • April says:

          I think we are supposed to reach 9 degrees, or something like that. Like I said, anything under 50 is now cold to me. I know it’s cold when the dog slobber has frozen in the dog dish. Good thing she isn’t an outside dog. She got to eat inside, and isn’t too keen on staying out long enough to go potty this morning.

    • mewhoami says:

      Frozen dog slobber, I don’t know whether I’ve actually seen that or not. To, cold without snow is almost pointless. It should either snow a few inches, otherwise be 70 degrees.

      • April says:

        We have one of those Mastiff’s like the one starring in the movie, Turner and Hooch. While the dog slobber in the movie was “enhanced” to make it look like they slobber all the time, Mastiff’s are challenged with the skill of drool retention. Mostly, she drools when hungry, or after eating. Anyway, she slobbers in her dog dish while eating, which was left outside. It’s gross. And I agree with the 70 degrees, but preferably 75 or higher. 🙂

  2. Tracy says:

    It means it will be a snow day:-) That’s our tradition up here in the North!!! Enjoy it April!! I’m not sick of it yet!

  3. mewhoami says:

    Enjoy the snow. It is beautiful and there’s something so peaceful and calming about it. Short sleeves at Christmastime sure does sound wonderful though.

  4. Glynis Jolly says:

    I live north of you in Tennessee, northern Tennessee where the mountains are. I grew up in Colorado, which means that there were usually at least 3 decent snow storms per winter. Like you, I have yet to buy a winter coat since moving to Tennessee but have gotten to the point of wearing long sleeves. BTW, we got 3 inches of snow last night. The natives here are freaking out.

    • April says:

      Hee hee—did they buy out the bread and milk? It cracks me up when the S word is even hinted at, and the natives scramble to stock up for the 1 hour of bad roads. Are you in the area of the Smoky Mountains? Or another mountain range.

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